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Survival Analysis in Patients with Non- metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder

Author(s): Mohamed I. El-Sayed | Ahmed M. Abdel-Rahim

Journal: Middle East Journal of Cancer
ISSN 2008-6709

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 59;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Survival analysis | Squamous cell carcinoma | Bladder

Background: We conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate overall survival(OAS) and disease free survival (DFS) rates in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder according to different prognostic factors. Methods: This retrospective study analyzed the medical records of patients with non-metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder. All men underwent radical cystectomy and women underwent anterior pelvic exentration. Most patients had postoperative radiation therapy. The log-rank test examined differences in OASand DFS rates. Results: The medical records of 106 patients were analyzed. The median follow-up from the date of enrollment was 30 months and ranged from 2 to 73 months. For the entire group, three-year OAS rates were 46.9% and DFS rates were 44%. For patients with P2 (tumor invasion into the muscularis propria) the three-year OAS rate was 53%, for P3 (tumor invasion into perivesical fat) it was 45% and 9% for P4 (tumor invasion into adjacent organs, pelvic wall or abdominal wall) The OAS rate was statistically significant in favor of P2 disease (P=0.0041). The three-year DFS rate was 50% for P2, 45% for P3 and 9% for P4 disease (P=0.0125). Administration of post-operative radiotherapy did not result in statistically significant improvement in three-year OASand DFS rates. Conclusion: Survival rates were statistically significant and higher in patients with P2 and P3 disease compared to P4 disease. Adjuvant radiotherapy did not result in statistically significant survival improvement.

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